chia pudding

Mexican Hot Chocolate Chia Pudding Parfaits

Dessert, Snacks

I tried out this vegan, paleo, diabetic friendly Mexican Hot Chocolate Chia Pudding Parfait recipe from Further Food, a health expert-reviewed platform for recipes that are written for and by people with specific health conditions that help people discover food-based solutions for a better health! I love to see what new things people come up with! Looking at that site, you can see how no matter what health condition you have, food and eating can still be fun, delicious, and exciting!

I was attracted to this recipe because, first of all, I loveeee chia seeds! I love using them as much as possible because I enjoy the texture of them and they are also super high in Omega-3s, Omega-6s, fiber, antioxidants, and potassium! It is also a great snack or dessert to have when you are having that chocolate craving. This helps satisfy that never ending feeling while keeping low in sugars and carbs. When I tried this chia pudding, I loved how simple it was to make. You get an instant decadent healthy, pudding in seconds. I also love how it puts a little more of a twist to your normal chocolate pudding by adding a bit of the cayenne!

chia pudding

Here is the recipe adapted from Further Food (along with some of my personal notes added):

Ingredients

For the Chocolate Pudding:

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 2-3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder (I used raw Cacao Powder superfood)
  • 1/2 teaspoon organic cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar (use xylitol for lower carb, or any sweetener you like)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (or to taste, optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon pink himalayan salt

For the Vanilla Pudding:

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/3 cup chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar (use xylitol for lower carb, or any sweetener you like)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon pink himalayan salt

Directions

  1. Combine all of the ingredients for the chocolate pudding in your blender. Run it on high until the pudding is smooth. Remove the pudding into a bowl.
  2. Combine all of the ingredients for the vanilla pudding in your blender. Run it on high until the pudding is smooth.
  3. Layer each pudding into your serving dishes, and garnish with a cinnamon stick. Enjoy cold! (The longer you wait the more the chia pudding thickens so that it is easier to layer on top of each other)

Servings: 6, Total carbs 18g, Sugar 8g, Protein 5g, Fiber 9g

Visit Further Food’s website for the full nutritional commentary.

 

 

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